Out of Soilmade from soil / not having soil
The Out of Soil project brings to attention the correlation of land use, farmers’ rights and the global loss of fertile soil.
It examines these different aspects and blends play and politics, performance and participation.
The Soil Press Station is a live print shop, discussion forum, geography class and registration point. Instead of regular name tags, people receive their personal soil profiles. The Soil Stamps resemble food stamps, thus reminding us that food can only be produced in exchange for other resources. They are stamped according to what people consume in a day. The Out of Soil Map (“Who has the right to land?”) illustrates the issue of large-scale land acquisitions.
Susanne Jaschko, prozessagenten
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